Federal Climate Lawsuit


In a 2 to 1 decision, a federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel Wednesday agreed to review some aspects of a lawsuit brought by 21 young people against the U.S. government over climate change. Here's the latest in how the Trump Administration is seeking to avoid a trial. 

Alec Cowan / KLCC

Attorneys for a group of young people suing the government over climate change are urging the courts to let their case be heard.

Rachael McDonald

A Federal Magistrate judge in Eugene Thursday set a trial date for a case that pits 21 young people against the Trump Administration over climate change.  But, attorneys for the government will likely try to delay or prevent the trial from taking place.


Among the speakers at this weekend’s Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene is an attorney who represents 21 youths who are suing the federal government over climate change. 

Rachael McDonald

A trial date has been set for the climate lawsuit brought against the federal government by 21 young people. Federal Judge Ann Aiken  will hear the case beginning February 5th in Eugene.

Rachael McDonald

The Trump Administration is trying to get the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to throw out the federal climate lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs. In the latest move, it’s asked for a writ of mandamus, a rarely used legal maneuver.

Rachael McDonald

Federal Judge Ann Aiken heard from attorneys Tuesday in a case that 21 young people have brought against the Obama Administration over climate change.  the audience for the hearing overflowed into two other rooms at the Eugene Federal Courthouse and in courtrooms in Portland.